Normally when I catch up with a work-in-progress (WIP), I just wait to read the updates until I feel like reading the story again, or until the story is complete. However, there are three stories for which I am anxiously awaiting the next update. I recognise that the authors have a life outside of fan-fiction. Still, I cannot help but check every other week in the hope of reading a new chapter. Continue reading →
“There’s [sic] isn’t really any such thing as heroes and villains, Sirius. Good and evil don’t exist. Very few people get into this stuff because they’re legitimately evil. People have goals and motives and when someone is willing to fight for their ideals it’s because they believe in what they’re fighting for. They believe that they are the good guys. Everyone believes that they’re the ones in the right and the people fighting against them are the ones who are wrong. It’s all about perspective in the end. History is written by the victors, which is why the history books are always able to peg one side as evil while the other side – the winning side – were the heroes and saviors.
Everyone has goals and objectives that they believe in and are willing to fight for, and no one fights with the goal of destroying the world unless they’re an insane sociopath or something…”
— Harry Potter speaking to Sirius Black in Descent Into Darkness by Athey
As usual, I find myself unable to choose just one answer to today’s question. Having looked through my favourite fanfics, by which I mean those that I read again and again and yet again, I find that I am consistently seeing the same author’s names. Continue reading →
I actually have quite a long list of stories I have read several times over. Pretty much every story on my favourites list has been read at least twice. However, some have been read more than others and there are a few that I’ve read so often, I’ve lost count. Continue reading →
Ok. As a massive fan of Harry Potter, it comes as no surprise that I think J.K. Rowling is a brilliant storyteller. However, even I can admit that her writing does have room for improvement. I have, therefore, read several stories that were technically better-written than the original books.
I won’t be using that as my goal-post, though, because a book, or story, can be technically well-written while still being about as entertaining as watching grass grow on YouTube. Just as stories, or books, can be technically poorly written, while still providing a highly entertaining read. Continue reading →